Speaker asks scientists to counter global warming

February 4th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Somnath Chatterjee

New Delhi, Feb. 4 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Wednesday has asked the scientific community to look for ways to reverse the trends of global warming.
The world community of scientists should get together with all their intelligence and instruments and tools at their command to take the necessary initiative for reversing the present trends of global warming. Global problems and issues can only be tackled through collaboration on a global scale, he said
Addressing scientists at a function to mark the International Polar Year in New Delhi, the speaker urged the Government to promote economic development without compromising on the eco system.
Parliament and the government will have to continue to make every possible endeavour to promote economic development without compromising on the health of the eco system, he said.
The Speaker warned that future generations would face problems if the global warming is not addressed at the earliest.
The necessity of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs should guide us in our developmental activities, he said
Chatterjee noted that one of the most visible and tragic effects had been on the Polar bears who are fast dwindling in numbers due to the shrinking ice cover, their primary habitat.
Ultimately the changes in the Polar regions affect us all, and if allowed to degrade any further, will have their impacts significantly on global weather patterns and sea level. It is only a question of time before the wider consequences become apparent and unmanageable, he said. (ANI)

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